KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:20 KJV “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen”.
We continue with teaching the new convert. In our key scripture the Lord instructs all Christians workers to teach the new converts to observe all that He had taught them. This statement has two aspects.
1.It means they must teach the new convert everything that the Lord taught them.
2.The new convert must be made to understand the Lordship of Jesus over their lives and therefore live to please Him in everything.
We would consider the later one for now.
Christianity is an initiation into the kingdom of God.
In this Kingdom every citizen shares in the life of the King. He is one with the king and lives by the pattern of life in the kingdom. 1Corinth 6:17 KJV” But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” Teach the new brother or sister to know that Jesus is His Lord. He is the king. Living to please Him shows you have indeed passed from darkness into light. Col 1:13 KJV “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:” Living under the authority of our Lord and king, keeps the enemy of our soul from having any influence over them.
Teach this convert that the kingdom of Jesus is a spiritual kingdom. We are physically in the world but we are not of the world. John 17:14 KJV” I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” This understanding, should be made very clear to the new convert. His path of life is the way of our master. He must passionately seek His way and live by His word. Teach the new Christian to know that he is in this physical world to bring the light of the kingdom of God into this world, for he is the light of this world. Mat 5:14 KJV” Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” He can only be the light of the world by living according to the teachings of our king. As lights, refusing to shine will seriously endanger his survival in the kingdom of the Lord.
In addition to all these teachings, please continue to intercede for the convert to stand firmly in the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. The systems of this world which are under the influence of the Prince of the power of the air, may want to swallow him or her up (Eph 2:2). Your intercessions would prevent that. Colossians 4:12.
Oh heavenly father open up the understanding of every Christian to be committed to raising souls for your kingdom and establishing them as well.
THOUGHT: WE HAVE BEEN RAISED TO RAISE OTHERS.
Acts 14:22 KJV ” Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God”.
Col 4:12 KJV” Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God “.